Liam Fox

Lord Butler: 'Civil servants should not investigate MPs'

Britain’s most senior civil servants should no longer be asked to investigate accusations of ministerial misconduct because they do not have the “powers” to get to the truth, the former Cabinet Secretary, Lord Robin Butler, has suggested.

Gurkhas to get lower payoffs in Army cuts

One officer facing compulsory redundancy said: 'I have given my whole life to the Army. I feel helpless. There is no morale in the brigade, it is very, very bad'

Liam Fox pledges end to MoD waste

Defence Secretary Liam Fox today pledged an end to waste and lack of control over major projects at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as he backed plans for a radical overhaul in organisation and management of the Whitehall department.

Liam Fox hails 'successful' Libya action

Military action in Libya has been "extraordinarily successful" and demonstrates Britain's continued scope for overseas missions in the wake of the defence review, Liam Fox said today.

'No wavering' on Libya, warns Liam Fox

The international community must show no sign of "wavering" in its resolve to protect the Libyan people from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces, Defence Secretary Liam Fox warned today.

Extra help for troops to mask U-turn on covenant

Ministers across the Government have been ordered to find extra resources for armed forces personnel and veterans in an attempt to mask a U-turn on David Cameron's pledge to enshrine the Military Covenant in law.

Police search MoD offices after leak of defence cuts letter

The Defence Secretary Liam Fox is among those to be interviewed by police after an investigation was launched into how a letter he wrote to the Prime Minister, warning of the effect budget cuts would have on national security, was leaked to a newspaper.

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Tory MP Liam Fox's expenses appeal rejected

A former High Court judge today dismissed an appeal by shadow defence secretary Liam Fox against a finding that he was overpaid more than £22,000 in parliamentary expenses for mortgage interest on his second home.

Cameron struggles to make the running

As poll lead narrows, Tory leader admits his party has failed to win over the electorate / Fears of right-wing backlash as shadow minister admits Labour could win election